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as well. they burned more than 100 acres so far. >>> today president obama begins a three-day trip to mexico. he'll meet later today with mexican president. we expect the leaders to talk about the immigration reform bill congress is debating right now. they'll also likely discuss trade ties between the two countries. president obama will also visit costa rica during this trip and meet with that country's president as well. >>> this morning churches across the region and country are opening early for national day of prayer. designated by the president each year the day of prayer invites americans of all faith to give thanks for blessings. this year the president asked specifically prayers for victims and survivors of the boston bombings, texas fertilizer plant explosion and newtown shootings. the day doesn't come without controversy. gay rights groups are protesting the honorary chairman of this year's event. he will officially open the national day of prayer at the pentagon later this morning. protesters want the pentagon to withdraw its invitation because he teaches that marriage
. >> thank you for calling me out on that. >>> today, president obama took time out of his news conference to talk about jason collins, who is the nba player who became the first pro-active athlete to admit he is gay. today, the president said he is proud of collins. >> for, i think a lot of young people out there who you know, are gay or lesbian who are struggling with these issues to see a role model like that who is not afraid. i think it is a great thing. >> well, i know that in my personal life i'm ready. and i think the country is ready for supporting an openly gay basketball player. >> that was collins talking this morning on his first tv interview with "good morning america." collins says he didn't intend to be the first gay basketball player he says it just worked out that way. >>> coming up, a new push to get the redskins to change their name. >>> the wife of a d.c. man brutally beaten on capitol hill took the stand today. we'll hear what she had to say. >>> and there are new pedestrian crossings, sending mixed signals. even the d.c. mayor wants to see it for himself after the ne
. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news4. >>> today president obama begins a three-day trip to mexico. he'll meet later today with the mexican president. we expect the leaders to talk about the immigration reform bill congress is debating right now. they'll also likely discuss trade ties between the two countries. president obama will also visit costa rica during his trip and meet with that country's president as well. >>> an early morning for churches in our area as they mark the national day of prayer. the day of prayer is held every may and it invites americans of all faiths to give thanks for blessings and pray for guidance and protection for the country. president obama is specifically asking churches to pray for victims and survivors of the boston bombings, texas fertilizer plant explosion and the in ynewtown shooting. gay rights groups are protesting the honorary chairman. he's set to officially open the day of prayer at the pentagon later this morning. gay rights advocates want the pentagon to withdraw the invitati invitation. >>> our northern virginia bureau will be in court when
the leaders to talk about the immigration reform bill congress is debating right now. they will also likely discuss trade ties between the two countries. president obama will also visit costa rica during this trip and meet with that country's president. >>> in about 30 minutes now a german automaker will make a major donation to help makeover america's front yard. volkswagen is giving $10 million to the non-profit organization the trust for the national mall. this is the largest private donation ever given to help make over the mall. the volkswagen of america ceo says the reason behind the gift, he was shocked to see the poor condition of the mall. tony is at the mall right now and look for a live report from him at 11:30 this morning. >>> would it be a good day to have a top down on that vw? that's a question for storm team4 meteorologist with the first forecast. >> good morning. gorgeous sunshine now pouring down on washington. that is a live view from the nbc4 hd city camera. a little deck of clouds coming in after down. they broke up about an hour ago. now bright sunshine pouring down.
. >> i'm keith russell. we begin with the press conference by president obama that just wrapped up. news4's angie goss is at the lives doing with more. >> hi, keith and barbara. this is a long news conference. we are talking about 50 minutes 37 the president covering a wide range of topics. everything from guantanamo bay to boston to the furloughs and health care, immigration. even giving praise to the wizards jason collins minutes ago who came out yesterday and announced that he was gay. in the beginning he had no opening statements. the president just started taking questions from reporters from the get-go. first issue on the table was syria. possible use of chemical weapons and whether the u.s.' credibility was at risk for making such a strong stance. >> the use of chemical weapons would be a game changer. for the international community. what we now have is evidence chemical weapons have been used inside of syria but we don't know how they were used, when her used, and who used them. we don't have a chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened. >> now by game changer the pr
husband may never fully recover. she says he still has trouble walking and talking. branch is one of three men charged in the case. we know the evidence collected in the ricin letter scare. poisoned letters were mailed to president obama and a judge. according to court documents investigators found phrases of the deadly poison at a studio in mississippi. james duschky had a dust mask that tested positive for ricin. he is being held without bond and denied any wrongdoing. >> later today we can learn how tamerlan tsarnaev died during a shoot-out with police. the medical examiner's office say they will reveal his cause of death as soon as his body is claimed. it has been at the examiner's office since he died more than a week ago. last might lawyers for tamerlan's wife, cats are inrussell, gave permission to release the body. tamerlan's russell, who lives in montgomery village, say they will claim his remains but would not say what he plans to do with the body. >>> this morning, we are hearing from the man who police say that the tsarnaev brothers carjacked. that led the detectives to the sus
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